Arboretum plans sip-and-stroll wine-tasting event


Tickets are on sale now for Spring Uncorked, a first-of-its kind sip and stroll wine-tasting event at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (JABG). Taking place Saturday, May 11, from 4 to 7 p.m., this evening promises an extraordinary wine tasting experience amidst the vibrant gardens of JABG. Tickets are $65 for nonmembers and $40 for JABG members, raising funds to support the arboretum’s mission.

Guests will embark on a leisurely stroll through the arboretum while enjoying an array of curated wine and cheese pairings, live music from local musicians, food trucks and art vendors, lawn games and guided painting sessions for presale ticket holders. While the arboretum always welcomes children and young adults, you must be 21 or older to enjoy the wine tastings.

“The arboretum’s entertainment offerings continue to grow with this first-ever event, and we’re thrilled to share it with you,” said JABG Executive Director Dana Doody. “We're excited to offer an evening where guests can raise a glass to the colorful spring season while immersing themselves in the beauty of the arboretum. We hope to see you there!”

Proceeds from Spring Uncorked will directly support the arboretum's ongoing mission. These funds are vital for maintaining and operating the property, allowing JABG to continue offering educational programs, horticultural displays and unique community events for all to enjoy.

By attending Spring Uncorked, the public will not only enjoy a delightful evening but will also directly contribute to the growth and sustainability of JABG, a cornerstone of Jacksonville's environmental and cultural landscape.

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is located at 1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville.

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The Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate a unique environment for recreation, education and inspiration.

The 126 acres that comprise the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens are unique in that there are 13 distinct ecosystems within its boundaries. More than three miles of award-winning trails traverse these habitats, which include freshwater and tidal marshes, upland hardwood forest, pine flatwoods and dry prairie, bottomland forest and live oak hammock.

Woven in this rich diversity, the arboretum offers beautifully curated botanical gardens, ranging from the rich greens of a fernery to the bright florals of a pollinator garden. Alongside these unique natural attractions, the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens attracts visitors through annual special events and educational programs.

The park is open to the public seven days a week. For more information, go to or email